Festive Photo Wreath

DIY, Interiors

Happy Sunday, everyone! Are you enjoying these weekend posts? The 12 Days of Christmas is moving right along. We’re already at Day 7.


Before we get into today’s project, I wanted to quickly remind you that there are daily giveaways along with all of the inspiration that’s being shared by the other bloggers and me. (Yep, we LOVE our readers that much!) In case you missed any of the giveaways, I thought I’d link all of them up for you here. If you have yet to enter any of them, it’s not too late! Good Luck!


Day One // Day Two // Day Three // Day Four // Day Five // Day Six // Day Seven

Now, back to today’s post. It seems that every year I unintentionally do some sort of holiday DIY with printed out Instagrams. In 2012, I created this Instamas Tree. Last year, I put together a large peace sign Instamas wreath. And now, I’m returning with a new take on a wreath.

These are actually some of my favorite holiday projects for a couple reasons. First, I get to scroll through my Instagram account to print new pictures. Doing this gives me a chance to reflect on the things I’ve done, places I’ve gone, and people I’ve met during the past twelve months. Secondly, I think the best holiday decorations are the personal ones. The things that have meaning and tradition, the ones with heart. Don’t get me wrong, I love to pick up new and trendy things, but nothing tops something with a story.

Anyway, let me show you how I put this together.

First, this wreath is on my DIY bulletin board (tutorial here) in my office. This is right off my entry and living room, so a lot of people see this space.

Festive Photo Wreath | Inspired by Charm

I started with a pre-lit wreath. This one is from the always fabulous Treetopia. While this project would be beautiful done with a more traditional green wreath, I wanted something unexpected so I went for white.

Festive Photo Wreath | Inspired by Charm

Next, I added a ribbon. The ribbon at the top going over the frame is merely cosmetic to cover the cord for the lights and the wire holding up the wreath. I chose this deep blue color to match my new rug.

Festive Photo Wreath | Inspired by Charm

Once that was complete, I added my photos. Like I mentioned, all of the photos were from my instagram account. There are plenty of services that will print your IG pictures. However, my favorite is Print Studio. The quality of the pictures is excellent, the paper is thick, and two different sizes are available. (If these photos look familiar, it’s not your imagine. I just ordered my 2014 pictures yesterday, so I’ll be swapping these out for the new ones when they arrive.)

Festive Photo Wreath | Inspired by Charm

To attach the photos, I used gold binder clips. I like how the gold ties the wreath in with the gold and brass I have throughout the room.

Festive Photo Wreath | Inspired by Charm

And that’s it, my friends. It’s that simple.

Festive Photo Wreath | Inspired by Charm

With the pictures hung, I cleaned up my dresser and gussied it up for Christmas (I must confess that I’ve already changed it slightly since shooting these pictures.) Another area of my house that’s ready for the holidays.

Festive Photo Wreath | Inspired by Charm

I’m showing you a picture of the wreath lit, but I must tell you that it looks much better in person. I haven’t yet mastered the art of photographing twinkle lights. Sorry about that.

Festive Photo Wreath | Inspired by Charm

All-in-all, I think it turned out pretty cute. I so enjoyed looking at pictures from this past year and can’t wait to point out special memories to my holiday guests.

Festive Photo Wreath | Inspired by Charm

What do you think?

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  • Robin Stark at

    What a great idea! I have so many possibilities for printing, so I’d better get busy!
    Thanks for the inspiration!

  • Debra White at

    Michael, I love this wreath idea. Makes me want to have one not only in my livingroom but in the grandkids bedrooms with their pictures up. So pretty when lit.

  • Jennifer Essad at

    I’ve never thought about using a white wreath, this one glows, I love it

  • Diana Sherrill at

    Love the wreath. I have a dresser similar to yours. I’m nervous about painting it though. How do you decide to paint or leave vintage furniture with its wood finish?

  • Vanessa at

    This is so great….I want to make one this week. Thank you for all the great ideas! I want you to post all the time..so fun!

  • Elle at

    Gorgeous! Thanks for the great (easy!) idea.

  • Jenna at Boston Chic Party at

    Michael, this is seriously the cutest idea! I love it! I think it’d also be cute to do with favorite Christmas cards you receive. Another great post for the 12 days of Christmas!

  • Funky Junk Interiors at

    I love it. I love it soooo much! It’s a winter wreath that can’t die and can stay up for months and look great!

    Most photos are hidden away on cards or computers… love how you found a reason to bring them out. Very special!

  • Ashley at

    What a fun and creative idea!!! Love it 🙂

  • JoeyfromSC at

    You amaze me lol

    It looks awesome. You have inspired me to do this!

    I’m also loving the weekend posts:)

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